Eggshell

usgb/ˈeɡʃel/Volume
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Common IdiomPlay
The phrase 'walking on eggshells' means to be overly careful in handling a delicate situation. SlideI was walking on eggshells around her after our argument.
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'Eggshell' literally refers to the egg's outer layer, but it can also signify something extremely fragile. SlideHis confidence was as delicate as an eggshell.
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Collocation CautionPlay
Collocations like 'peel an eggshell' are specific; 'peel a shell' would be incorrect. SlideShe gently peeled the eggshell away.